As Gundam: The Origin III, the World Cosplay Summit and Tekkonkinkreet‘s Michael Arias descend on MCM at the ExCel in London, anime distributors Manga UK will once again be surveying all from their dedicated booth, and providing us otaku with our merchandise mementos. But this is far from all they have in store, as for the first time they’ll be running a Manga UK stage, hosting events and competitions for the whole weekend from May 27th-29th.
Read on for all the fun and announcements to note down in your convention schedule:
On the Saturday @ 3pm, we will be on the Bronze Stage with unmissable news and announcements regarding our upcoming releases, so make sure you swing by! On Friday the 27th, we will also be hosting a Meet Manga Q&A, so be sure to drop in, say hi and ask any burning questions.
Our main event this year is Anime Karaoke, featuring over 150 anime theme songs from such classics as DBZ, Death Note, Bleach and Naruto. We’re inviting everyone, solo or with their friends, to come up and sing along to their favourite anime tunes with us. Hosted by the lovely Elle Fortune, it’s guaranteed to be tonnes of fun and we’re thrilled to be bringing such an exciting and interactive event to Comic Con this year! See the full list of songs here.
Kumamoto Earthquake Relief Raffle
In the wake of the earthquakes that struck Kumamoto, Japan in April of this year, we have decided to use our platform to fund-raise in support of those affected. On the Saturday, we will be holding a fundraising raffle, of which all proceeds will be donated to the Kumamoto Japan Earthquake Relief Fund by Global Giving. Prizes include DBZ and AoT Bundles as well as Manga & Animatsu branded goodies. More information can be found here.
At the Manga Shop, we’ll be running a whole lot of Special Offers on our old and new releases and merchandise, so make sure to stop by and pick up some bargains! Don’t miss out on our Comic Con Exclusive Pricing on titles like the Ninja Scroll Blu-ray/DVD Steelbook – available for just £5!
We’re very pleased to announce that alongside our Manga UK and Animatsu stock, we’ll also have a selection of Rooster Teeth merchandise on sale at the booth! Stop by to get your hands on figurines, t-shirts, messenger bags and more!
Our stage will also be home to a number of fun competitions and events throughout the weekend – we’ll be handing out free Naruto and Boruto headbands for our daily Naruto Selfie and inviting fans up onto the stage to take part in our Kamehameha Competition, where the best DBZ poses and impressions win prizes! On social media, we will be running #FindManga for a chance to win stickers and badges when you run into a member of the Social team around the ExCeL, and online competitions for those who can’t make it to the con.